INDIANA (21Alive) -- In an effort to curb prescription drug abuse, Indiana doctors now must adhere to new requirements.
The requirements took effect Sunday. It outlines new procedures for doctors who exceed a prescribing threshold of 60 opioid-containing pills a month or a morphine equivalent dose of more than 15 milligrams per day.
In the year 2011, there were 718 deaths from overdoses of prescription drugs in the state of Indiana.
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